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PCT’s October cover story “Pollinator Primer: Why Bee Health Matters” reviewed what PCOs need to know about recent EPA label changes aimed at protecting bee health. This is a rapidly changing issue but this information was current when PCT went to press in early October. Below are research reports discussed in the article.

| October 17, 2013

PCT’s October cover story “Pollinator Primer: Why Bee Health Matters” reviewed what PCOs need to know about recent EPA label changes aimed at protecting bee health. This is a rapidly changing issue but this information was current when PCT went to press in early October. Below are research reports discussed in the article.

 

Overview

 

 

http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/ecosystem/pollinator/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/highlights.htm

http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2013/pollin-summit.html

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ecosystem/pollinator/risk-mgmt.html

 

Pennsylvania State University Center for Pollinator Research

http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators

 

Oregon Department of Agriculture

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/PEST/Pages/Pollinator.aspx

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/Pages/news/130627dinotefuran.aspx

 

Portland Tribune Hillsboro bee deaths still a mystery 15 August 2013 http://portlandtribune.com/sl/158985-hillsboro-bee-deaths-still-a-mystery-

 

U.S. House of Reps Proposed Legislation

http://www.pctonline.com/Neonicotinoid-legislation-proposed.aspx

http://blumenauer.house.gov/index.php

 

European Union Ban

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/bees/index_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/bees/neonicotinoids_en.htm

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/130116.htm

 

Canada http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/256678/Environmental+Law/The+Silence+Of+The+Bees+Nix+The+Neonics+Sign+The+Petition

 

66% of Canadians support federal ban on neonics http://www.sierraclub.ca/sites/sierraclub.ca/files/poll.pdf

 

Dead bees: More than 30 million found in Canada

http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/the-daily-dose-blog-post?post=360eaab3-d646-40b2-9a98-cc3ee5896cc6&gt1=32236

 

Pollinator Partnership

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151732194215465&set=a.483301960464.272660.48680445464&type=1&theater

Partners – ORKIN is a partner - http://www.pollinator.org/partners.htm

 

NAPPC

http://pollinator.org/nappc/index.html

 

Natural Resources Defense Council

http://www.nrdc.org/health/pesticides/files/flawed-epa-approval-process-IB.pdf

 

 

Neonicitinoids

 

 

University of Florida – description of neonicotinoids - http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PI/PI11700.pdf

 

 

Research

 

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3338325/

http://phys.org/news/2013-07-effects-pesticides-honeybee-health.html

 

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070182

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=11350

 

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10807039.2013.831263?tokenDomain=eprints&tokenAccess=R9hBZBEKZz3KPJfJawzp&forwardService=showFullText&doi=10.1080%2F10807039.2013.831263&journalCode=bher20#.UhIgLJLijlB

 

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877343513000493

6 June 2013

 

http://www.beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/?p=10858

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2664.12111/abstract;jsessionid=7CDB0ED081F4FB728B65729A9EEA676F.d01t01

 

Pesticide Action Network

http://www.panna.org/press-release/beekeepers-and-public-interest-groups-sue-epa-over-bee-toxic-pesticides

 

Sulfoxaflor (Dow AgroSciences)

http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/cb/csb_page/updates/2013/sulfoxaflor-decision.html

 

 

Other Sources

 

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/diesel-throws-honeybees-trying-find-flowers-trail-8C11329860

http://www.bloomberg.com/article/2013-08-15/adZEVqiw0Cxg.html

http://www.acaai.org/allergist/news/Pages/TheRiseofDeadlyInsectStingAllergiesIsThereaCure.aspx

 

http://www.haagendazs.com/Learn/HoneyBees/

 

Washington State Dept of Ag

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2013/08/16/washington-ag-department-rejects-asserted-pesticide-link-bee-decline

 

Time magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2149141,00.html

 

Friends of the Earth

http://www.foe.org/beeaction

 

Change.org

http://www.change.org/petitions/epa-save-our-bees-and-the-food-we-eat-ban-bayer-s-chemicals-now

 

Organic connections

http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/over-one-million-petition-epa-to-ban-bee-killing-pesticides/

 

Credo Action

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/eu_ban/?sp_ref=830218.4.75.t.0.3&source=tw_sp

 

Avaaz – global petition site

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees/

 

Bayer CropScience

http://www.bayercropscience.us/our-commitment/bee-health

http://www.cropscience.bayer.com/en/Media/Press-Releases/2013/Bayer-CropScience-remains-convinced-neonicotinoids-safely-effectively-sustainable-agriculture.aspx

 

Syngenta

www.operationpollinator.com

www.multifunctional-landscapes.eu

www.plightofthebees.com

http://www.syngentacropprotection.com/Env_Stewardship/sustainable_ag/index.aspx?nav=Pollinators_Pesticide_Stewardship

 

Syngenta, Bayer Joint Statement on EU ban

http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/pages/130328.aspx